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Lay Me Down Lyrics – Sam Smith

Lay Me Down – Yes, I do, I believe
That one day I will be where I was
Right there, right next to you
And it’s hard, the days just seem so dark
The moon, and the stars are nothing without you
Your touch, your skin, where do I begin?
No words can explain the way I’m missing you
Deny this emptiness, this hole that I’m inside
These tears, they tell their own story

Told me not to cry when you were gone
But the feeling’s overwhelming, it’s much too strong
Can I lay by your side, next to you? You
And make sure you’re alright
I’ll take care of you
And I don’t want to be here if I can’t be with you tonight

I’m reaching out to you
Can you hear my call, boy?
This hurt that I’ve been through
I’m missing you, I’m missing you like crazy, you

Can I lay by your side? Next to you, to you
And make sure you’re alright
I’ll take care of you
And I don’t want to be here if I can’t be with you tonight

Oh, lay me down tonight
Lay me by your side, whoa
Lay me down tonight
Lay me by your side
Can I lay by your side? Next to you, you

About Sam Smith

As Sam Smith is known in full, Samuel Frederick Smith, is a British soul singer with a mellifluous voice who was known for writing lyrics that subverted notions of romantic love that defined popular soul music during his early career. He was born May 19, 1992, in London, England.

Smith grew up in Cambridgeshire and was the son of a truck driver and a greengrocer and a banker mother, both of whom ran businesses in the financial industry. When Smith was just a child, both of his parents encouraged him to start singing after he impressed them with a rendition of Whitney Houston’s song “My Love Is Your Love.” In the early stages of his career, Smith pursued vocal training and quickly appeared in theatre productions and with Youth Music Theatre UK, going through six managers, and finally moving to London at the age of 18 to pursue his musical dreams.

The first major break came when Smith and the house duo Disclosure collaborated on the track “Latch,” which featured Smith’s liquid falsetto vocals atop an effervescent electronic beat that featured an underlying uplifting melody. Upon its release in 2012, the recording was immediately hailed as one of the hits of the year. A record deal was secured by Smith as a result of the collaboration. The singer released “Lay Me Down,” the first single from his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, in early 2013, four years after releasing his debut album, One Step Away. Naughty Boy, a producer from Korea, also featured Smith’s vocals on the electronica track “La La La” (2013), which was a song produced by the energy-driven artist. The breakout single from In the Lonely Hour, “Stay with Me,” is a sublime, falsetto-driven song that wistfully implores the love of one night. Having been released in 2014, the song quickly became a standard on the radio after becoming a radio staple. As he spoke of the influence of singers such as Houston and Aretha Franklin, Smith referred to their powerful, soaring voices who propelled their sounds to the high end of their registers as they expressed love and loss through their melodies. Throughout In the Lonely Hour, Smith weaves together these themes, which were inspired by a romantic rejection in which Smith experienced by a heterosexual man, a heartache that began his journey as a homosexual.

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